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Brooke Shaden, October 16
Free Event
Academy of Art University
79 New Montgomery St. in San Franciscoshadenhed2014

Our October 16 speaker is Brooke Shaden, speaking on “Becoming a Self-Portrait Artist.” The incredibly creative Brooke returns again to PPGBA with more interesting programs, including a day-long workshop on set design on Friday, October 17. LINK to SEMINAR

Brooke will take us through her time as a self-portrait artist, but not necessarily in the ways you might think. From taking pictures of herself to seeing herself as the main character in her life, she will discuss how understanding who you are and why you do what you do will help grow your art and your business alike. Our goal is not to make attendees a clone of Brooke and her work, but to be inspired by this talented image-maker and learn from her journey so far as an artist.

Brooke grew up in Lancaster Pennsylvania always wanting to tell stories. From writing to filmmaking to photography, there has always been a visual influence in the way she was created her art. It wasn’t until her graduation from Temple University that she moved into photography, combining her love for writing with her love for cinema to create images that seemed more like stills from movies than real-life captures. The idea of the in-between has always been a fascination, combining opposite elements like life and death against one another to create unforgettable characters. Brooke lives in Arizona with her husband and cats, and spends her time traveling for workshops, exhibiting in galleries, but mostly finding inspiration all around.
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